The No. 14 women's volleyball team upset No. 9 El Camino College in three nail-biting sets on Wednesday evening in the Hall of Champions. Last year, the Vikings lost to the Warrios in five sets. Long Beach City College won by the scores of 25-17, 25-19 and 25-22. The Vikings snapped the Warriors five-game winning streak and now have ten consecutive wins and are 3-0 in conference and 11-3 overall.
The Vikings earned the first point of the game with an error from the Warriors. Sophomore middle blocker Valeria Payan was quick on the offense and put up the kills for LBCC. Payan totaled three kills for the Vikings, along with three block assists. Freshman outside hitter Josannah Vazquez had two back-to-back service aces and ended the set with her third kill of the set.
Sophomore outside hitter Andrea Edwards opened the second set with her second kill of the game, followed by a block assist with sophomore outside hitter Austin Edwards. The Vikings held onto the lead for the entire second set, and ended with two kills from Josannah Vazquez and freshman setter Sierra Davis.
In the third set, El Camino took the immediate lead with two points. The Vikings answered back with two consecutive kills from sophomores Tatyana Umi and Austin Edwards. The Warriors weren't ready to surrender to the Vikings just yet and kept up offensively to make Long Beach work for their final set win.
The Long Beach City College women's volleyball team will play again on Friday, Oct. 13 at LA Trade Tech College at 6 p.m. in their fourth conference game.